July 25, 2003
The time gain may have been minute but was a way for Ullrich to taunt his rival before the final showdown.
"It's Jan himself who made the decision, but with a side wind it was a little risky," said his team director Rudy Pevenage.
"Jan was in the front, he saw the sprint could suit him and seized the opportunity to take a few seconds.
"I was a little surprised for it was a bold gamble. But he really believes in his chances," he said.
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